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  • Business

    Siza Mzimela: Meet First Black Woman To Start An Airline By Staff, 10:39 am

    South African entrepreneur Siza Mzimela is making history: she’s the first Black woman to start an airline. Mzimela is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg as the airline’s hub operational hub. Thus far, the start-up is operating as an airline that offers low cost point-to-point domestic routes within South Africa.

  • Business

    Africa’s Booming Retail Sector Set To Attain China’s Lofty Standards

    gauteng shopping fashion_week_outdoors_nh2point8_039 Photo: By Staff, 10:11 am

    The continent’s retail industry is earmarked for a boom, such as one experienced by current economic powerhouse China in the late 1980s, on the back of a rapidly increasing population and significant investments in the sector. The comparison with the Asian country has earned Africa the tag of the ‘next big story” in the foreseeable future, similar to China’s meteoric rise to current trends of yesteryear retailers are expanding four to five times faster than retailers in the United States and Europe.

  • Business

    The African Designer Who Doesn’t Want To Use Africa As A ‘Gimmick’

    BBC News By Staff, 9:51 am

    Expensive electricity connections and poor transport infrastructure add huge amounts of cost to manufacturing businesses in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, meaning that they often struggle to compete with businesses in other regions. Fashion, along with other creative sectors, could be one way to overcome these barriers, as demand for unique designs and intellectual property from Africa increases.

  • Agriculture

    Ghana Looks To Turn Farms Into Healthy Businesses By Staff, 8:00 pm

    Harvesting papayas is Lemeul Mantey’s livelihood. He’s determined to get the best out of his trees, which grow in the farming community of Nsawam, west of the Ghanaian capital of Accra. Ghana may not produce as many papayas (also known as pawpaw) as Nigeria, but the country was formerly a big exporter of the brightly colored commodity. These days, it is pineapple which is key for Ghanaian growers, who exported close to 46,000 tonnes in 2011.

  • Business

    The Future Of South Africa’s Transformative Workplace

    Thinkstock By Staff, 3:41 pm

    The world of work is changing rapidly – but South African companies just aren’t responding fast enough to the rapidly shifting trends, which means they’re losing out on major opportunities to grow and capitalise on rebounding markets and economies around the world. That’s the bottom line of the recently-released Oxford Economics Workforce 2020 study, which found that at a time of tremendous change in the workplace,

  • Politics

    CAR: Pope’s Historic Visit Must Address Sectarian Conflict

    Pope's Visit To Africa By Staff, 9:44 am

    Central African Republic (CAR) must seize the historic opportunity that Pope Francis’ two-day visit presents to place human rights and justice at the heart of national reconciliation efforts, Amnesty International said today. At least 75 people have been killed, many of them civilians, in a fresh wave of sectarian violence in the capital Bangui since 26 September 2015.

  • Oil & Gas

    Ghana Stand To Lose Half Of Its Oil Revenue Due To Price Fall

    Oil prices have dropped globally after OPEC refused to cut supply. (photo courtesy of By Staff, 4:54 am

    Ghana will lose about 50 percent of its estimated revenue from crude oil exports this year if the price of crude oil on the international market continues to decline, Dr. John Gatsi, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast Business School has said. He said the government in its 2015 budget earmarked projects in road construction, educational infrastructure and modernisation of agriculture based on the expected revenue from crude oil exports.

  • Agriculture

    Cellulant Using Mobile Wallets To Empower Farmers Across Africa By Staff, 1:22 am

    Cellulant, a digital payments’ service provider that prompts, collects, settles and reconciles payments in real time is using mobile wallets to empower farmers across Africa as well as powering transactions for millions of merchants and utility facilities across Africa. “We ensure that both our partners and their customers are empowered by consistent and endless options that meet their needs at the local level,” Cellulant Kenya CEO Bryan Kariuki said.

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